Michigan Writers on the Air

Fourth Thursday at 1pm and Fourth Friday at 9am on IPR News

Michigan Writers on the Air is a program about writers, writing, and reading. The show features in-depth interviews with authors from across the spectrum of writing and publishing. Guests have included NYT best-selling authors, National Book Award Winners, and the writer or poet from just down the road.

Local Host(s): 
Aaron Stander
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Writers & Writing
3:32 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Michigan Writers on the Air - March 2014

William Montgomery reads from his inspiring memoir, Prayer for Time.

Crime writer Elizabeth Buzzelli reads from her new book, A Tough Nut to Kill.

Fleda Brown provides an audio essay on American Poet Larry Levis.

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Writers & Writing
2:42 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Michigan Writers on the Air - February 2014

Drs. Greg Holmes and Katherine Roth talk about their regional bestseller, The Good Fight: A Story of Cancer, Love, and Triumph.

Naturalist Doug Peacock reflects on his earlier memoirs and his new book, In the Shadow of the Sabertooth.

Fleda Brown shares some of the work of Minnesota poet Tom Hennen.

Michigan Writers on the Air
12:00 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Michigan Writers on the Air - January 2014

Writer Jerry Dennis and illustrator Glenn Wolfe talk about the newest edition of their bestselling collaboration, It’s Raining Frogs and Fishes: Four Seasons of Natural Phenomenon and Oddities of the Sky. 

William and Patricia Storrer provide a guided tour of the vineyards and tasting rooms of the Old Mission Peninsula and Leelanau County through the pages of their recently published book, Up North Michigan Wines by the Bay.

Fleda Brown reads some of later work of the celebrated American poet, Lucille Clifton.

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NaNoWriMo
11:33 am
Wed November 27, 2013

National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month

People who dream of writing the next great novel have gotten a little encouragement in November.  It came in the form of National Novel Writing Month. Throughout November, aspiring writers from around the world have been trying to reach the goal of writing 50,000 words. It's a sprint to the finish for a "NaNoWriMo" group in Traverse City as Arts Reporter Brad Aspey found. 

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Michigan Wrtiers on the Air
12:00 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Michigan Writers on the Air - October 24, 2013

On the October Michigan Writers on the Air program, Alex George talks about his international bestselling book, The Good American.

Then Fleda Brown reads from her new collection of poems, No Need of Sympathy.

In the final segment, retired attorney Berkley Duck introduces his first work of crime fiction, The Grapewine.

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Michigan Writers on the Air
12:00 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Michigan Writers on the Air - September 26, 2013

On the September Michigan Writers on the Air, we celebrate the life of Elmore Leonard by rebroadcasting an interview with Elmore and his son, Peter, first aired in June of 2009.

In the second segment of the program, Mary Elizabeth Pope reads from her sizzling new collection of short stories, Divining Venus.

In the final segment, Fleda Brown reads some of the engaging work of poet Maurice Manning.

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Michigan Writers on the Air
12:00 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Michigan Writers: Scott Craig's The Story Next Door

On the August Michigan Writers on the Air, Scott Craig reads from The Story Next Door, a book adapted from his radio series on Classical IPR. Then Ellen Stone talks about and reads from her prize-winning chapbook, The Solid Living World. At the end Fleda Brown provides a commentary on contemporary American poet Thomas Lux.

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Michigan Writers on the Air
12:00 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Michigan Writers on the Air - July 25, 2013

Michigan Writers on the Air
12:00 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Michigan Writers on the Air - June 27, 2013

On the June Michigan Writers on the Air, Elizabeth Buzzelli will talk about her new mystery, Dead Little Dolly, and National Book Award winner Gloria Whelan will read from her new collection of short stories, Living Together. At the end, Fleda Brown will provide a commentary on poet Patricia Clark. 

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Michigan Writers on the Air
12:00 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Michigan Writers: Mardi Jo Link To Release Bootstrapper

Author Mardi Jo Link. Courtesy photo.

On the May Michigan Writers on the Air, a single parent battles to preserve her family's way of life on her Traverse City-area farm. Mardi Jo Link talks about her forthcoming memoir, Bootstrapper. This book isn't out yet but it's expected to get hype from booksellers across the nation.   Poet, river guide, and writing teacher, Chris Dombrowski, reads from his new book, Earth Again.  Matthew Wiliford, Director of the Interlochen College of Creative Arts, outlines this summer’s workshops for adult writers.

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